FAIR recently did some yeoman work in collecting the quotes of the chickenhawk brigade and busheviks regarding the invasion of Iraq. You know, those cheeto-stained basement bloggers, pundits, and drunken catholigayhiv+ fucktards who classified everyone, such as yours truly, who opposed the war for any reason. They even went so far as to call anti-Iraq war opponents as traitors, a fifth column, cowards, appeasers, and idiots.
Am I angry? Oh… a tad.
Well, bitches, you reap what you sow. I was right, for all the right reasons, and everything I predicted has come to pass. Quagmire, civil war, making us weaker, making us a pariah nation, strengthening the terrorists, and making us more vulnerable. It’s actually been worse than I predicted, since I never countenanced that we would have a government that actively supports torture and the destruction of the Constitution. My bad.
The blood of thousands upon thousands of people is at least partially on the hand of people like the entire Faux “news” staff, Andrew Sullivan, the knuckledraggers at the Corner, the NYT, the Washington Post, and the rest of the high-income punditocracy.
Here are a few choice quotes:
“The war was the hard part. The hard part was putting together a coalition, getting 300,000 troops over there and all their equipment and winning. And it gets easier. I mean, setting up a democracy is hard, but it is not as hard as winning a war.”
(Fox News Channel’s Fred Barnes, 4/10/03)
“Oh, it was breathtaking. I mean I was almost starting to think that we had become inured to everything that we’d seen of this war over the past three weeks; all this sort of saturation. And finally, when we saw that it was such a just true, genuine expression. It was reminiscent, I think, of the fall of the Berlin Wall. And just sort of that pure emotional expression, not choreographed, not stage-managed, the way so many things these days seem to be. Really breathtaking.”
(Washington Post reporter Ceci Connolly, appearing on Fox News Channel on 4/9/03, discussing the pulling down of a Saddam Hussein statue in Baghdad, an event later revealed to have been a U.S. military PSYOPS operation–Los Angeles Times, 7/3/04)
“The war winds down, politics heats up…. Picture perfect. Part Spider-Man, part Tom Cruise, part Ronald Reagan. The president seizes the moment on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.”
(PBS’s Gwen Ifill, 5/2/03, on George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech)
“Now that the war in Iraq is all but over, should the people in Hollywood who opposed the president admit they were wrong?”
(Fox News Channel’s Alan Colmes, 4/25/03)
“I doubt that the journalists at the New York Times and NPR or at ABC or at CNN are going to ever admit just how wrong their negative pronouncements were over the past four weeks.”
(MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, 4/9/03)
“This will be no war — there will be a fairly brief and ruthless military intervention…. The president will give an order. [The attack] will be rapid, accurate and dazzling…. It will be greeted by the majority of the Iraqi people as an emancipation. And I say, bring it on.”
(Christopher Hitchens, in a 1/28/03 debate– cited in the Observer, 3/30/03)
“Speaking to the U.N. Security Council last week, Secretary of State Colin Powell made so strong a case that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is in material breach of U.N. resolutions that only the duped, the dumb and the desperate could ignore it.”
(Cal Thomas, syndicated column, 2/12/03)
Mmmm… I love the smell of crow in the morning.